Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Deck Battle!

We were lucky enough to be given the latest Planeswalker decks from Wizards of the Coast and we decided to battle them against each other to see who would reign supreme. Before we jump into the game let me first explain the decks a little bit so you can follow along with more understanding. The Planeswalker decks are a perfect introduction product for newer players who are looking to get started in Magic the Gathering, while also being very fun to play against each other for more enfranchised players. Each deck contains a single Planeswalker who is the main focus of the deck, they also contain several exclusive cards that help search for and cast those Planeswalker cards ( Nissa’s Encouragement ). Lets have a look at the decks we will be using and see what they do.

Nissa, Genesis Mage

Planeswalker (1)
Nissa, Genesis Mage

Creatures (22)
River Hoopoe
Feral Prowler
Avid Reclaimer
Pouncing Cheetah
Aerial Guide
Weaver of Currents
Aven Reedstalker
Brambleweft Behemoth
Angler Drake

Spells (11)
Reason // Believe
Spring // Mind
Nissa’s Encouragement
Bounty of the Luxa
Lands (26)
Woodland Stream
14 Forest

This deck is about making large amounts of mana and then using it to cast huge creatures like Brambleweft Behemoth or drawing cards with River Hoopoe. The deck is very consistent and has a suprising amount of card draw, It is also able to pressure it’s opponent early on with some beatdown creatures. The main card of the deck is Nissa’s Encouragement which gets two threats and the extra land you will need to cast them. Nissa, Genesis Mage is a huge threat that can win the game in just a few turns and makes any creature in the deck gigantic. This is a very strong deck and it’s got a very nice play style that newer players will love.

Nicol Bolas, The Deceiver

Planeswalker (1)
Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver

Creatures (21)
Wasp of the Bitter End
Khenra Eternal
Burning-Fist Minotaur
Aerial Guide
Eternal of Harsh Truths
Ammit Eternal
Marauding Boneslasher
Zealot of the God-Pharaoh
Manticore Eternal

Spells (9)
Supernatural Stamina
Magma Spray
Open Fire
Final Reward

Artifacts (3)
Throne of the God-Pharaoh
Visage of Bolas
Lands (26)
Cinder Barrens
Crypt of the Eternals

This deck is super cool and I hope I get to play it on camera for you guys, the big bad guy of the storyline is here and Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver is an incredible card. Being able to come down and kill a creature is huge, when you combine it with Wasp of the Bitter End then it can be a huge swing in the match when you play him. The deck is also packed with removal like Magma Spray and Final Reward to help buy some time until your big creatures like Zealot of the God-Pharaoh or Manticore Eternal can push through some damage OR until you can cast big bad Nicol Bolas. The deck uses Visage of Bolas to search up Bolas and also helps fix the mana, being three colours is sometimes rough but the mana in the deck is quite good. I can’t wait to give this deck a try and it definitely a nice introduction to a more controlling style of deck for newer players.

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